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Unread 06-26-2004, 09:12 AM
2nd opinion?

HELLO,

MY VIST TO THE CASTLE IS LESS THAN A WEEK WAY AND I AM GETTING COLD FEET. I NEVER GOT A SECOND OPINION AND I AM WONDERING IF I SHOULD? I KNOW IT IS PROBABLY THE BEST THING FOR ME AND MY BODY I AM JUCH SO SCARED OF THE ROAD TO RECOVERY AND HRT. I HAVE BEEN WAITING THREE MONTHS FOR THE SURGEY AND IT IS JUST HITTING ME NOW. WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK IF I GO IN FOR THE SECOND OPINION? DO I HAVE TIME FOR A SECOND OPINION? I AM ONLY 28 YEARS OLD AND KNOW I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO GET PREGANT. I HAVE CERVIX CANCER, ENDO AND PCOS. I HAVE HAD THE ENDO AND CANCER REMOVED ONCE BEFORE AND THEY ARE BACK. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
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Unread 06-26-2004, 11:14 AM
2nd opinion?



If I were in your shoes, I would get the whole nine yards removed and never look back. Hopefully your experience will be like that of many of us here and you'll feel better from the moment you wake up from the anesthesia. Yes, the recovery period stinks for a while, but it's a matter of days to weeks, perhaps a little longer (for the acute recovery phase that is), as opposed to constant misery.

If you're at all like me (and many others) the time will come not too far down the road that you'll be amazed at how sick you really were before the surgery.

Okay, end of my two cents' worth.
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Unread 06-27-2004, 10:04 AM
ANNABANNA

It is never too late to get a second opinion. Explain to the receptionist the need for a quick appointment and you may even get your second opinion befor the day of surgery. I wouldn't think twice about rescheduling the surgery for a second opinion if I had to.

I actually got two opinions, which agreed on a hysterectomy and removal of ovaries. However, I cancelled my surgery to try prometrium to help out with my symptoms. I am not advocating that you cancel yours but just stating that we need to be thorougly informed before we do something so permanent.

There are a lot of women that have had a hysterectomy and would do it all over again. Others are undecided. Get your second opinion. You owe it to yourself. You will be glad you did in the long run.


Good luck to you,

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Unread 06-27-2004, 10:15 AM
2nd opinion?

Annabanna,

I'd say.....get a 2nd opinion. Sounds like it will be a nagging doubt unless you do it.

Also, the 2nd opinion may agree with your 1st Dr. So...that would make you thnk easier about surgery.
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Unread 06-27-2004, 02:22 PM
2nd opinion?

Dear Anna:

I had 3 medical opinions... my doc #2 had much more cutting & pasting in mind for me than doc #3.

I had the surgery 3 weeks after my first symptom, and when I developed some post-op complications, I wallowed in self-doubt if I had done the right thing or not.

IMO, it's very important to be sure of the treatment you are choosing... mental preparedness can be an asset to your recovery

I am sending huge cyberhugs :gruop:
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Unread 06-27-2004, 05:43 PM
2nd opinion?

Dear Anna,

A second opinion tends to be good.

As I see it, you only have one true pressing issue.. the cervical cancer. I believe that the other things can be worked with. I wonder why you are so definite that you can't have children.. I mean odds may be against you, but does it really create defeat?

I myself have had grade 0 cervical cancer and it's caused no problem for 10 years after a leep procedure. I've worried about what would happen if it came back and was told that a leep could be done another time or two. I believe that grade 0 is considered noninvasive. Has your problem been deemed invasive? If so, I imagine that a hysterectomy is in order.. sorry.

Pat
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Unread 07-01-2004, 06:46 PM
p.s.

I wanted to mention that just because cervical dysplasia gets into the birth canal, doesnt mean that problems are invasive. My dysplasia had gotten into the birth canal and it was still treatable.
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